Tuesday, September 18, 2012

WIMLER HK celebrates its first founding anniversary with "Dance for the Kids"

Luz Tan
Public Relations Officer/Event Coordinator
WIMLER Foundation HK
Mobile: 96309311
E-mail: luz.tan@wimler.org

For immediate release

WIMLER HK Celebrates its First Founding Anniversary

With Dance for the Kids

Hong Kong, 18 September 2012 - WIMLER Foundation HK celebrates its first founding anniversary with “Dance for the Kids” which will be held on Saturday, November 24 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm. The event will take place at Penthouse Skylounge in Wan Chai. For HK$500 entrance ticket per person, guests will be treated with dinner buffet, three hours unlimited drinks, and dancing. Door prizes will be raffled for lucky winners. Net proceeds of the event will support WIMLER's "Send a Child to School" project.

WIMLER HK is a non-profit, charity organization whose primary objective is to support the capacity building and empowerment of migrant communities and to promote cultural diversity in Hong Kong based on mutual respect, solidarity, and shared empowerment among peoples.

A year after its inception, WIMLER HK through the support and contributions of its donors during the benefit dinner last April has funded the education of 135 elementary pupils and six high school students in Mlang, North Cotabato, Bansalan Central Elementary School and M.V. Duque Elementary School in Nueva Vizcaya.

In Hong Kong, WIMLER HK has been actively involved in the capacity building of migrants and migrant organizations. It collaborates with the Ateneo de Manila University School of Government (ASoG) together with the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong, Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA), Social Enterprise Development Partnership Inc. (SEDPI), Overseas Filipinos Society for the Promotion of Economic Security  (OFSPES), and Project BE in conducting Leadership, Financial Literacy and Social Entrepreneurship (LSE12).  The LSE Basic Course consists of 12 full-day sessions covering four sessions each for Leadership, Financial Literacy and Social Entrepreneurship. Fifty-one participants, mostly migrant domestic workers, are attending this 12 session course which started last July.

WIMLER also works with the Philippine Consulate, POLO, OWWA, CARD-MRI and PAHK in conducting leadership seminar series on skills development, financial literacy, value formation, and strategic planning for core migrant leaders. The seminar series aim at improving the capacities of migrants and migrant organizations.

WIMLER welcomes and appreciates individual/private corporate sponsorship to ensure success of the events. Sponsors will be acknowledged in our program, Facebook Event page, and Wimler blog.

For ticket information, call any of our Event team members:

Luz Tan: 9630 9311 or luz.tan@wimler.org
Emilie Veringa: 5191 0902 or emilie.veringa@wimler.org
Marie Medura-Touhy: 9151 48 67 or mariedmt@mac.com

Friday, September 14, 2012

WIMLER launches Book Drive and Arts for Kids Drive

WIMLER Foundation HK is conducting back-to-back campaigns to collect English children's books and arts materials. The books collected will be donated to Dugong Elementary School and Mlang Pilot Elementary School both located in Mlang, North Cotabato. WIMLER hopes that with the book drive, the two schools will finally have school libraries. Dugong Elementary School has no school library at all while the books in Pilot school are already old.

The collected arts materials will be used during the Children Arts Workshops which will be conducted this coming December.

Those who who would like to donate books and arts materials, kindly contact:

Emilie Veringa: 5191 0902 or emilie.veringa@wimler.org
Luz Tan: 9630 9311 or luz.tan@wimler.org
Marie Medura-Touhy: 9151 4867 or mariedmt@mac.com
Leila Rispens-Noel: 6897 6848 or leila.rispens-noel@wimler.org